CumInCAD is a Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design
supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures

PDF papers
References

Hits 1 to 20 of 357

_id ecaade2010_142
id ecaade2010_142
authors Labelle, Guillaume; Nembrini, Julien; Huang, Jeffrey
year 2010
title Geometric Programming Framework: ANAR+: Geometry library for Processing
source FUTURE CITIES [28th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-9-6] ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 15-18 September 2010, pp.403-410
summary This paper introduces a JAVA based library for parametric modeling through programming. From the recent advent of scripting tools integrated into commercial CAAD software and everyday design practice, the use of programming applied to an architectural design process becomes a necessary field of study. The ANAR+ library is a parametric geometry environment meant to be used as programming interface by designers. Form exploration strategies based on parametric variations depends on the internal logic description, a key role for form generation. In most commercial CAD software, geometric data structures are often predefined objects, thus constraining the form exploration, whereas digital architectural research and teaching are in need for an encompassing tool able to step beyond new software products limitations. We introduce key concepts of the library and show a use of the library within a form finding process driven by irradiance simulation.
wos WOS:000340629400043
keywords Processing; JAVA; Scene graph; Parametric modeling; Geometry
series eCAADe
email Guillaume.LaBelle@epfl.ch
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id acadia10_183
id acadia10_183
authors Ireland, Tim
year 2010
title Stigmergic Planning
source ACADIA 10: LIFE in:formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture [Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-4507-3471-4] New York 21-24 October, 2010), pp. 183-189
summary This paper presents an application of swarm intelligence towards the problem of spatial configuration. The methodology classifies activities as discrete entities, which self-organise topologically through associational parameters: an investigation of emergent route formation and spatial connectivity based on simple agent and pheromone interaction, coupled with the problem of ‘loose’ rectangular geometric assembly. A concept model sniffingSpace (Ireland, 2009) developed in Netlogo (Willensky, 1999), which established the self-organising topological capacity of the system, is extended in Processing (Fry & Rea, 2009) to incorporate rectangular geometry towards the problem of planning architectural space.
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email t.ireland@ucl.ac.uk
last changed 2010/11/10 06:27

_id ecaade2010_214
id ecaade2010_214
authors Lemberski, David; Hemmerling, Marco
year 2010
title Mixer Modeling – An Intuitive Design Tool: Using a hardware controller to actuate parametric design software
source FUTURE CITIES [28th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-9-6] ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 15-18 September 2010, pp.453-458
summary Music and architecture share not only phenomenological similarities in relation to their characteristics - like volume, timbre, tone pitch, instrumentation vs. geometry, materiality, light ambiance or perspective - but imply as well comparability in the process of creation. The investigation of digital tools that cross borders between music and architecture was the starting point for the research project „Mixer Modeling“. Against this background the paper discusses the transformation of a musical composition controller into an intuitive design tool for the generation of architectural geometries. In the same amount that the use of a MIDI-controller increases the degrees of freedom for the simultaneous activation of various parameters the definition of geometric dependencies on the level of visual programming become more important for the resulting geometry.
wos WOS:000340629400049
keywords Intuitive design tool; Parametric design; Music and architecture; Hardware controller; MIDI; Visual programming; Human-computer interaction
series eCAADe
email david.lemberski@hs-owl.de
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id ascaad2010_171
id ascaad2010_171
authors Schimek, H.; A. Meisel and T. Bogenperger
year 2010
title On Connecting Panels of Freeform Building Envelopes
source CAAD - Cities - Sustainability [5th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2010 / ISBN 978-1-907349-02-7], Fez (Morocco), 19-21 October 2010, pp. 171-178
summary As smooth geometric shapes are very tricky to manufacture with an overall great expense this paper presents a parametrical approach how to control the joint geometry within a framework of flat panels which approximate a freeform surface using discretization. Since timber has an excellent reputation as a sustainable and regenerative material plus the fact that timber can be perfectly processed with a large variety of tools including CNC milling machines we are using cross laminated timber boards (CLT) with large and heavy members. Hence that means dealing with high forces which require geometrically exact and often complex joints, which we want to push to a high degree of automation in the design process. We establish rules and constraints between all neighboring CLT-panels. That way we control a new connector system specially designed for non-standard CLT-joints. This paper documents the status of one aspect of an ongoing research project and will also give a preview to upcoming tasks including the production of a prototype structure.
series ASCAAD
type normal paper
email schimek@tugraz.at
last changed 2011/03/01 06:46

_id acadia10_348
id acadia10_348
authors Schmiedhofer, Heinz
year 2010
title Interactive Geometric Design of Architectural Freeform Hulls with Embedded Fabrication Information
source ACADIA 10: LIFE in:formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture [Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-4507-3471-4] New York 21-24 October, 2010), pp. 348-356
summary As a possible solution to the quandary of seeing two natural parts of the architectural process—free design and successive rationalization--in the hands of two separate professions when it comes to freeform architecture, this paper proposes the incorporation of respective geometric information into architectural design tools. An exemplary prototypical software is introduced, empowering an architect to interactively design and edit architectural freeform shapes represented as regular quad meshes with planar faces. The sustained planarity of faces is an integral part of the design process, thus considerably decreasing the need for elaborate post processing towards feasibility.
keywords architectural geometry, architectural freeform design, PQ meshes, planar quads, architectural CAD modeling
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email h.schmiehofer@gmail.com
last changed 2010/11/10 06:27

_id ecaade2010_067
id ecaade2010_067
authors Guzik, Agata
year 2010
title Digital Fabrication Inspired Design: Influence of fabrication parameters on a design process
source FUTURE CITIES [28th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-9-6] ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 15-18 September 2010, pp.227-235
summary Considering the use of a particular digital fabrication method, this research intends to look into the design-production relation and attempts to answer the question of how the manufacturing parameters can be integrated into the design process to facilitate the design-to-production communication. It is argued that the above is achievable through the application of a simulationbased algorithmic procedures derived from the inherent logic of a fabrication machine’s functionality. It has been studied through creation of two custom tools facilitating the design process – a library for the Processing programming language and a bespoke design procedure - both based on a functionality of the CNC milling machine. Finally, the conclusion is made that broader implementation of custom design procedures with underlying digital fabrication logic has a potential of altering the design process and facilitate the design-tofactory communication.
wos WOS:000340629400024
keywords Digital fabrication; Design process; Optimization; Genetic algorithm; CNC milling
series eCAADe
email a.a.guzik@gmail.com
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id acadia10_103
id acadia10_103
authors Flöry, Simon; Pottmann, Helmut
year 2010
title Ruled Surfaces for Rationalization and Design in Architecture
source ACADIA 10: LIFE in:formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture [Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-4507-3471-4] New York 21-24 October, 2010), pp. 103-109
summary In this work, we address the challenges in the realization of free-form architecture and complex shapes in general with the technical advantages of ruled surfaces. We propose a geometry processing framework to approximate (rationalize) a given shape by one or multiple strips of ruled surfaces. We discuss techniques to achieve an overall smooth surface and develop a parametric model for the generation of curvature continuous surfaces composed of ruled surface strips. We illustrate the usability of the proposed process at hand of several projects, where the pipeline has been applied to compute NC data for mould production and to rationalize large parts of free-form facades.
keywords geometry processing; architectural geometry; ruled surface; strip model; surface fitting
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email floery@evolute.at
last changed 2010/11/10 06:27

_id acadia10_203
id acadia10_203
authors Jaskiewicz, Tomasz
year 2010
title (In:)forming Interactive Architectural Systems, Case of the xMAiA Meta-model
source ACADIA 10: LIFE in:formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture [Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-4507-3471-4] New York 21-24 October, 2010), pp. 203-210
summary This paper positions the domain of interactive architecture (iA) and searches for an appropriate model for structure and processing of information in the design and operation of such architecture. It is shown that there are different approaches to ways in which iA system models can be defined, each with numerous advantages and disadvantages. However, due to complexity of encountered problems, application of such models can be only partially validated by simulation and hence their design is inherently dependent on creation of operational and experiential full-scale prototypes of the systems these models represent. Another observation is the lack of correspondence between existing iA models and other contemporary models of computation for architectural geometry, fabrication and engineering. A meta-model for extensible multi-agent interactive architecture (xMAiA) is consequently proposed as a remedy to this situation. xMAiA meta-model is aimed to provide an open framework for integrated evolution, development and operation of interactive architectural systems. It delivers an extensible platform, in which diverse, project-specific models and approaches can be implemented, tested, and further evolved. Such a platform has the potential to empower agile development and operation of interactive architectural ecologies, as well as to substantially facilitate integration of creative design and experiential prototyping from day-1 of project design and development cycle. An example application conforming to the xMAiA meta-model is consequently presented and illustrated with a case study project performed in the university education context.
keywords multi agent systems, interactive architecture, responsive architecture, design tools
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email t.j.jaskiewicz@tudelft.nl
last changed 2010/11/10 06:27

_id acadia10_299
id acadia10_299
authors Russo, Rhett
year 2010
title Information as Material: Data Processing and Digital Fabrication Technologies
source ACADIA 10: LIFE in:formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture [Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-4507-3471-4] New York 21-24 October, 2010), pp. 299-304
summary This paper will examine the recent transformations to architectural drawing that are occurring in the presence :abstract of information based drawing procedures and their potential for new fabrication methods. The mathematical organization of information has resulted in a more systemic, intricate, and variable approach toward making things— characteristics that have historically been associated with manual forms of craft. The shift from a geometric to an information based paradigm is allowing a wide range of industries to more easily converge. Consequently, a much broader range of interdisciplinary fabrication processes are now available to architects and designers. This confluence of numerical based machinery in other fields is providing new possibilities for architects to visualize data using a broader range of materials and techniques.
keywords digital embroidery, information cascade, digital craft, fabrication, drawing, Processing
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email orangehorse@mindspring.com
last changed 2010/11/10 06:27

_id sigradi2010_35
id sigradi2010_35
authors Shadkhou, Shaghayegh; Bignon Jean - claude
year 2010
title Geometry, Design and Construction: A Parametric Model for Non - standard Timber Construction
source SIGraDi 2010_Proceedings of the 14th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, pp. Bogotá, Colombia, November 17-19, 2010, pp. 35-38
summary Architectural design is confronted with a renewal of formal vocabulary regarding the advancements in computational techniques. Recent advancements in digital representation and geometric description of architectural form are raising more and more questions concerning materialization. Construction and assembling constraints are parts of the data needed to rationalize a geometric model. This paper offers a report on part of a research project aimed at elaborating a tool capable of transforming geometric descriptions of non - standard forms to constructive geometry.
keywords digital fabrication, materialization, parametric modeling, timber construction, digital design tool
series SIGRADI
email shadkhou@crai.archi.fr
last changed 2016/03/10 09:00

_id ecaade2010_133
id ecaade2010_133
authors Shadkhou, Shaghayegh; Bignon, Jean-Claude
year 2010
title Proposition of a Parametric Model for Non Standard Timber Construction
source FUTURE CITIES [28th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-9-6] ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 15-18 September 2010, pp.395-402
summary Architectural design is confronted to a renewal of formal vocabulary regarding the advancements on computational techniques. Recent advancements in digital representation and geometric description of architectural form are raising more and more questions in regard to materialization. Construction and assembling constraints are parts of data needed to rationalize a geometric model. This paper reports on part of a research activity aiming at elaborating a tool capable of transforming geometric description of a non-standard form to constructive geometry.
wos WOS:000340629400042
keywords Digital fabrication; Materialization; Parametric modeling; Timber construction; Digital design tool
series eCAADe
email shadkhou@crai.archi.fr
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id acadia10_196
id acadia10_196
authors Tenu, Vlad
year 2010
title Minimal Surfaces as Self-organizing Systems
source ACADIA 10: LIFE in:formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture [Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-4507-3471-4] New York 21-24 October, 2010), pp. 196-202
summary Minimal surfaces have been gradually translated from mathematics to architectural design research due to their fascinating geometric and spatial properties. Tensile structures are just an example of their application in architecture known since the early 1960s. The present research relates to the problem of generating minimal surface geometries computationally using self-organizing particle spring systems and optimizing them for digital fabrication. The algorithm is iterative and it has a different approach than a standard computational method, such as dynamic relaxation, because it does not start with a pre-defined topology and it consists of simultaneous processes that control the geometry’s tessellation. The method is tested on triply periodic minimal surfaces and focused on several fabrication techniques such as a tensegrity modular system composed of interlocked rings (Figure 1).
keywords Minimal Surfaces
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email tzenuvlad@hotmail.com
last changed 2010/11/10 06:27

_id ascaad2010_109
id ascaad2010_109
authors Hamadah, Qutaibah
year 2010
title A Computational Medium for the Conceptual Design of Mix-Use Projects
source CAAD - Cities - Sustainability [5th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2010 / ISBN 978-1-907349-02-7], Fez (Morocco), 19-21 October 2010, pp. 109-116
summary Mix use development is receiving wide attention for its unique sustainable benefits. Nevertheless, the planning and designing of successful mixed use projects in today's environment is a complex matrix of skill sets and necessary collaborations between various stakeholders and design professionals. From a design point of view, architects are required to manage and coordinate large information sets, which are many time at odds with one another. The expansive space of knowledge and information is at its best vague and substantially ill-structured. A situation that continues to overburden architects mental and intellectual ability to understand, address and communicate the design issue. In the face of this complex condition, designers are gravitating towards information modeling to manage and organize the expansive data. However, is becoming increasingly evident that current building information modeling applications are less suited for early design activity due to their interrupted and rigid workflows. Against this background, this paper presents a theoretical framework for a computational medium to support the designer during early phases of exploring and investigating design alternatives for mix-use projects. The focus is on the conjecture between programming and conceptual design phase; when uncertainty and ambiguity as at its maximum, and the absence of computational support continues to be the norm. It must be noted however, the aim of the medium is not to formulate or automate design answers. Rather, to support designers by augmenting and enhancing their ability to interpret, understand, and communicate the diverse and multi-faceted design issue. In literature on interpretation, Hans-Georg Gadamer explains that understanding is contingent on an act of construction. To understand something is to construct it. In light of this explanation. To help designers understand the design issue, is to help them construct it. To this end, the computational medium discussed in this paper is conceived to model (construct) the mix-use architectural program. In effect, turning it into a dynamic and interactive information model in the form of a graph (network). This is an important development because it will enable an entirely new level of interaction between the designer and the design-problem. It will allow the designer to gather, view, query and repurpose the information in novel ways. It will offer the designer a new context to foster knowledge and understanding about the ill-structured and vague design issue. Additionally, the medium would serve well to communicate and share knowledge between the various stakeholders and design professionals. Central to the discussion are two questions: First, how can architects model the design program using a graph? Second, what is the nature of the proposed computational medium; namely, its components and defining properties?
series ASCAAD
email qutaibah@mac.com
last changed 2011/03/01 06:36

_id ascaad2010_179
id ascaad2010_179
authors Jones, Charles; Kevin Sweet
year 2010
title Over Constrained
source CAAD - Cities - Sustainability [5th International Conference Proceedings of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2010 / ISBN 978-1-907349-02-7], Fez (Morocco), 19-21 October 2010, pp. 179-188
summary Parametric software has fundamentally changed the way in which architecture is conceptualized, developed and even constructed. The ability to assign parameters or numeric variables to specific portions of a project has allowed designers the potential to test variations of their design. Small changes to a single parameter can have an exponential effect on the designed object and alter its appearance beyond original preconceptions in both positive and negative ways. Parametric software also has the ability to constrain or restrict geometry to set values, parameters or conditions. This has the benefit of allowing portions of a form to remain constant or unchanged while simultaneously allowing for a great degree of flexibility in response to a design intent. Constraining portions of a design allows architects to respond to existing or unalterable conditions by ""locking down"" information within a project and then explore those portions that can change more freely. This programmed relationship between the parameter and the form, once established, can give the illusion of minimal effort for maximum output. The ease in which geometrical form can be altered and shaped by a single variable can mislead beginning designers into thinking that the software makes these relationships for them. What is hidden, is the programming or connections needed between the parameters and the geometry in order to produce such dramatic change. Finally, thinking parametrically about design reintroduces the concept of a rigorous, intent driven, fabrication oriented practice; a practice lost in a digital era where the novelty of new tools was sufficient to produce new form. Because parametric models must have established relationships to all parts of the design, each component must have a purpose, be well thought out, and have a direct relationship to a real world object. The introduction of parametric design methodologies into an architectural pedagogy reestablishes architectural praxis in an academic setting. Students are taught to design based on creating relationships to connected components; just as they would do in a professional architectural practice. This paper outlines how Digital Project – a parametric based software – was introduced into an academic setting in an attempt reconnect the ideologies of academia with the practicalities of professional practice. In order to take full advantage of Digital Project as a parameter based software, a project that creates modular, flexible geometries was devised. Produced over one semester, the project set out to find ways of controlling designed geometry through variable parameters that allowed the initial module to be instantiated or replicated into a wall condition: maintaining a unified whole of discrete components. This paper outlines this process, the results and how the outcomes demonstrates the parametric ideologies described above.
series ASCAAD
email cjones@aus.edu
last changed 2011/03/01 06:36

_id cf2011_p135
id cf2011_p135
authors Chen Rui, Irene; Schnabel Marc Aurel
year 2011
title Multi-touch - the future of design interaction
source Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2011 [Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures / ISBN 9782874561429] Liege (Belgium) 4-8 July 2011, pp. 557-572.
summary The next major revolution for design is to bring the natural user interaction into design activities. Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) brought a new approach that was more effective compared to their conventional predecessors. In recent years, Natural User Interfaces (NUI) have advanced user experiences and multi-touch and gesture technologies provide new opportunities for a variety of potential uses in design. Much attention has been paid to leverage in the design of interactive interfaces. The mouse input and desktop screen metaphors limit the information sharing for multiple users and also delayed the direct interaction for communication between each other. This paper proposes the innovative method by integrating game engine ‘Unity3D’ with multi-touch tangible interfaces. Unity3D provides a game development tool as part of its application package that has been designed to let users to focus on creating new games. However, it does not limit the usage of area to design additional game scenarios since the benefits of Unity3D is allowing users to build 3D environments with its customizable and easy to use editor, graphical pipelines to openGL (http://unity3d.com/, 2010 ). It creates Virtual Reality (VR) environments which can simulates places in the real world, as well as the virtual environments helping architects and designers to vividly represent their design concepts through 3D visualizations, and interactive media installations in a detailed multi-sensory experience. Stereoscopic displays advanced their spatial ability while solving issues to design e.g. urban spaces. The paper presents how a multi-touch tabletop can be used for these design collaboration and communication tasks. By using natural gestures, designers can now communicate and share their ideas by manipulating the same reference simultaneously using their own input simultaneously. Further studies showed that 3Dl forms are perceived and understood more readily through haptic and proprioceptive perception of tangible representations than through visual representation alone (Gillet et al, 2005). Based on the authors’ framework presented at the last CAADFutures, the benefits of integrating 3D visualization and tactile sensory can be illustrated in this platform (Chen and Wang, 2009), For instance, more than one designer can manipulate the 3D geometry objects on tabletop directly and can communicate successfully their ideas freely without having to waiting for the next person response. It made the work more effective which increases the overall efficiency. Designers can also collect the real-time data by any change they make instantly. The possibilities of Uniy3D make designing very flexible and fun, it is deeply engaging and expressive. Furthermore, the unity3D is revolutionizing the game development industry, its breakthrough development platform for creating highly interactive 3D content on the web (http://unity3d.com/ , 2010) or similar to the interface of modern multimedia devices such as the iPhone, therefore it allows the designers to work remotely in a collaborative way to integrate the design process by using the individual mobile devices while interacting design in a common platform. In design activities, people create an external representation of a domain, often of their own ideas and understanding. This platform helps learners to make their ideas concrete and explicit, and once externalized, subsequently they reflect upon their work how well it sits the real situation. The paper demonstrates how this tabletop innovatively replaces the typical desktop metaphor. In summary, the paper addresses two major issues through samples of collaborative design: firstly presenting aspects of learners’ interactions with physical objects, whereby tangible interfaces enables them constructing expressive representations passively (Marshall, 2007), while focussing on other tasks; and secondly showing how this novel design tool allows designers to actively create constructions that might not be possible with conventional media.
keywords Multi-touch tabletop, Tangible User Interface
series CAAD Futures
email rui.chen@sydney.edu.au
last changed 2012/02/11 18:21

_id acadia10_88
id acadia10_88
authors Steinfeld, Kyle; Bhiwapurkar, Pravin; Dyson, Anna; Vollen, Jason
year 2010
title Situated Bioclimatic Information Design: a new approach to the processing and visualization of climate data
source ACADIA 10: LIFE in:formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture [Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-4507-3471-4] New York 21-24 October, 2010), pp. 88-96
summary Currently, most approaches to graphic evaluative frameworks (GEFs) for the early-stage evaluation of bioclimatic design strategies adopt a design-tool metaphor, wherein a battery of analytical routines is performed by a software tool based upon a standardized weather file from which a stock set of graphic material is produced. In seeking to evaluate a broad range of climates and to address a wide variety of passive design strategies, existing climate visualization and evaluation tools position themselves far outside of the context of a situated design problem. Remaining agnostic to the particularities of site, program, tectonic system, and material behavior these tools become, by definition, generic. As a consequence, while such design-tools can be effective in evaluating particular relationships between environmental resource, demand profile, and built-system, they maintain a potential to be rendered ineffective in any outlying cases not specifically anticipated by their authors . Situated Bioclimatic Information Design (SBID) presents an alternative approach that targets a class of design strategies prominent among these outlying cases: those highly responsive to negotiation between the continually fluctuating resources within microclimates and the fluctuating demand profile of the building program. Using a custom-built weather data parser a number of diagrams and data visualizations have been produced under this approach. These visualizations are not only useful in and of themselves for aligning design strategies to specific contexts, but they also illustrate the foundations of a larger theoretical framework for the processing and visualization of climatic data for effective utilization of bioclimatic flows.
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email steink@rpi.edu
last changed 2010/11/10 06:27

_id sigradi2010_272
id sigradi2010_272
authors Banda, Pablo
year 2010
title Absorbente de panal de abejas: explorando la adición de performance en sistemas de modelado paramétrico [Absorbing honeycomb: exploring performance addition in parametric modeling systems]
source SIGraDi 2010_Proceedings of the 14th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, pp. Bogotá, Colombia, November 17-19, 2010, pp. 272-275
summary This paper analyzes the characteristics of the development of generative systems, originated by embedding knowledge of sound absorption within a parametric design system and implementing Helmholtz Resonators for the decrement of low frequencies of sound. The encounter between physically - related knowledge and explicit geometric processes is observed by focusing on contemporary author skills and design postures to outline methodological traces for a performance - based approach to parametric design.
keywords parametric modeling, performance - based design, digital fabrication, scripting, custom tools
series SIGRADI
email pablo.banda.p@hotmail.com
last changed 2016/03/10 08:47

_id ecaade2010_215
id ecaade2010_215
authors Barczik, Guenter
year 2010
title Uneasy Coincidence? Massive Urbanization and New Exotic Geometries with Algebraic Geometry as an Extreme Example
source FUTURE CITIES [28th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-9-6] ETH Zurich (Switzerland) 15-18 September 2010, pp.217-226
summary We investigate the recent coincidence of rapid global urbanization and unprecedented formal freedom in architectural design and ask whether this coincidence is an uneasy one. To study an extreme case of the new exotic geometries made possible through CAAD, we employ algebraic surfaces to experimentally design architecture in an university-based research and experimental design project. Such surfaces exhibit unprecedented complexity and new geometric and topological features yet are highly sound and harmonious. We continue and extend our research presented at the eCAADe 2009 conference in Istanbul.
wos WOS:000340629400023
keywords Algebraic geometry; Shape; Sculpture; design; Tool; Experiment; Methodology; Software
series eCAADe
email gb@hmgb.net
last changed 2016/05/16 09:08

_id sigradi2010_104
id sigradi2010_104
authors Borda, Adriane; De Freitas Pires Janice; Dalla Vecchia Luisa; Celani Gabriela
year 2010
title Produção e compartilhamento de objetos de aprendizagem dirigidos ao projeto de arquitetura [Production and sharing of learning objects, aimed at architecture desing projects]
source SIGraDi 2010_Proceedings of the 14th Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, pp. Bogotá, Colombia, November 17-19, 2010, pp. 104-107
summary Didactic material in digital format is being produced in different contexts focused on similar themes. The efforts of such production are not being optimized. This paper describes the structuring process of a system of collaborative production of didactic material aimed at broadening geometric vocabulary and repertory in architecture. Established material regarding this theme is analyzed through the concept of learning objects. Efforts concentrate on the establishment of a taxonomy to characterize these objects, seeking to make the search and selective recovery of these objects easier. An environment has been made available for sharing, discussion and validation of this material, outlining a methodology for the establishment of the proposed system.
keywords architecture; information and communication technologies; sharing; didactic material; taxonomy
series SIGRADI
email adribord@hotmail.com
last changed 2016/03/10 08:47

_id acadia10_364
id acadia10_364
authors Cabrinha, Mark
year 2010
title Parametric Sensibility: Cultivating the Material Imagination in Digital Culture
source ACADIA 10: LIFE in:formation, On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture [Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-4507-3471-4] New York 21-24 October, 2010), pp. 364-371
summary Digital fabrication and parametric tools require not only digital dexterity but a robust material sensibility that precedes digital mediation. Developed through Gaston Bachelard’s concept of the graft, the material imagination acts as a reciprocal creative intelligence to today’s dominant formal imagination enabled through the fluid geometric precision in digital tools. This paper presents a series of “materials first” pedagogical approaches through which material constraints become operative design criteria in the development of digital skills. This intersection between analog and digital systems develops a parametric sensibility that is demonstrated through physical prototypes and full-scale installations. This approach is implicitly a critique of the disregard of material logic in many parametric approaches in particular, and digital design culture in general. Conversely, the development of a parametric sensibility through analog means enables the development of material primitives from which parametric tools can expand the material imagination while giving structure to it.
keywords Parametric, Digital Fabrication, Analog, Digital
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email mcabrinh@calpoly.edu
last changed 2010/11/10 06:27

For more results click below:

this is page 0show page 1show page 2show page 3show page 4show page 5... show page 17HOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_100530 from group guest) CUMINCAD Papers Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002